A grave mistake?

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that the Weston Wamp campaign was asked to take down a campaign ad by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs because it contained unauthorized footage of the Chattanooga National Cemetery.

The same ad, titled “Congratulations Congress,” features music by a local band, and some have asked (either directly or through internet search engines) whether the campaign received permission to use the song “All This Just for a Melody.”

While members of Land Camera declined to go on the record regarding the song’s placement in the ad, I have learned that Fancy Rhino did, in fact, appropriately license the music.

What is not clear now is how much the ad’s removal due to the cemetery footage mistake will impact future royalties that would have been due the musicians.

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